June 8, 2017

Glycomics Data Club

June 14, 2017
11:30 – 1:00 pm
ROLLINS RESEARCH CENTER 3052 (Microbiologt Conference Room)

Introduction to Isothermal Titration Calorimetry in the Life Sciences: Principles, Experimental Design and Applications

Verna Frasca, Ph.D.
Applications Manager

Malvern Instruments

Northampton, MA

Essentially all biological processes involve inter- and intramolecular interactions. The forces involved in these interactions are quantified by thermodynamic parameters, and are part of the complete structure-function description of biomolecular interactions. Calorimetry is a universal detector of chemical processes. Modern microcalorimetry systems are able to measure the heat evolved or absorbed in any chemical process, including biological reactions. Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) measures the enthalpy change, binding affinity, and stoichiometry of an intermolecular binding reaction, such as a protein-ligand or antibody-antigen interaction. This presentation includes an overview of the principles of ITC, the instrumentation currently in use at Emory University, and how to design ITC experiments. There will also be a discussion of life sciences applications. The focus will be on ITC for protein analysis, and these principles can be used for any biological materials such as lipids, membranes and nucleic acids.


April 5, 2017

11th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium

April 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Univeristy of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

The focus of this year’s symposium is broadly in the area of the gly- cobiology of immunology and infectious diseases, a research area that has seen remarkable growth over the last decade. We have invited world-class speakers who work in three areas: Microbiome, Virology/ Vaccines, and Host/Pathogen interactions. Through this conference we seek to identify gaps in our understanding, stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration in this exciting field, in particular between Georgia universities. We will also provide an opportunity for younger scientists (new investigators, graduate students and postdoctoral fel- lows) working in the areas of immunology and infectious diseases to have a forum to discuss their most recent data.

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Registration deadline: Friday, April 8

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Registration fee for students and Postdocs is only $3

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, April 8

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